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‘Die Fledermaus’ at Maryland Opera Studio at Clarice Smith for the Performing Arts

Maryland Opera Studio revels in the ridiculous with Strauss’s oft-performed comic opera Die Fledermaus. Director Nick Olcott exploits its absurdities to the hilt. He also translated the spoken dialogue into English, though all songs are still sung in German with surtitles. Johann Strauss II wrote the music with a libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard […]

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Rockville Musical Theatre Opens ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ April 4th at The Arts Barn by Ellen Ryan

How does a group of strangers coalesce into an ensemble that moves together, laughs together, and entertains together? In the case of Rockville Musical Theatre’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical, here’s the formula: Take an engaging director, a script she likens to The Jerry Springer Show, and a rich score; mix for something over […]

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Frieda Enoch (Frau Schneider) and Mickey Goldstein (Herr Schultz). Photo by Ellie Swink.

‘Cabaret’ at Damascus Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Willkommen! Beinvenue! Welcome! Sit back and relax and the Damascus Theatre Company will be your host to Kander and Ebb’s most scandalous musical as they present Cabaret for their spring musical. Directed by Keith Tittermary, this wildly entertaining musical encourages you to leave your troubles at the door as you explore the warm steamy nights […]

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The Narrator (Ellie Borzilleri) and The Children's Chorus (Svea Johnson, Katherine Judge, Haley Mazza, Jamison Shegogue, Gabriela Sanchez, Brooke Touchette, and Darcy Touchette). Photo by Elli Swink.

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at Damascus Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Damascus Theatre Company’s production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directed by Rachelle A. Horn, with musical direction by Marci Shegogue, is a  fast-paced upbeat epic musical that will have you on your feet with the story of Jacob and his twelve sons. The sensational musical combination of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber […]

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